03/27/2018 3:53 PM -
KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The Kansas City T-Bones announced today that the club has signed outfielder Dillion Thomas for the 2018 season.
Dillion Thomas joins the T-Bones after spending seven seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization, reaching AAA in 2017. Thomas was the Rockies 4th round pick in the 2011 MLB draft out of Westbury Christian School in Houston, Texas.
Thomas made his pro debut in 2011 at rookie level Casper in the Pioneer League, playing in 15 games and going 19-for-58 for a .328 average. He would jump to short season A in the Northwest League with Tri-City in 2012, playing in 24 games and hitting .214 with four RBI.
The corner outfielders first full season at the pro level was in 2013 at Asheville in the South Atlantic League. In 90 games he hit three homers with 36 RBI for the Tourist. In 2014 Thomas began the season at Tri-City playing 18 games and hitting .209. In July he was moved up to Asheville where he hit .317 in 32 games with 10 RBI and one long ball.
Thomas made another step up the ladder in 2015, jumping to High A Modesto in the California League. Thomas played in a career high 113 games and hit a .248 with six home runs and 49 RBI. In 2016 Thomas would hit .289 at AA Hartford in the Eastern League with four homers and 46 RBI.
Thomas made three stops in the Rockies system in 2017, playing in three games at AAA Albuquerque and 12 games at High A Lancaster with the bulk of his playing time coming in 83 games at AA Hartford. He hit .229 at Hartford with six home runs and 37 RBI.
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